No, you read the headline correctly. Sam Todo, a student in the Togolese Republic in Africa, builds robots out of discarded tv parts.
For now, the robot only walks in straight lines, but Todo is working on future versions that automatically greets people and naturally avoids objects in its path. More than simply showing off his own amazing ingenuity, Todo hopes his robot serves as an inspiration to other Africans to pursue science, math, and engineering.
There’s a great video at Bot Junkie of the robot in action and Sam’s process of building it.